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[Off Topic] Get Fit in February – Wrap Up

During the month of February, I participated in the Get Fit in February challenge last month.  Along with a few hundred other folks, mostly technical professionals, I set an aggressive weight loss goal and worked hard to meet the goal.  Although I didn’t hit the mark I set for myself (12 pounds), I did lose a significant amount of weight (9 pounds) during the month, and trimmed off at least an inch from my waist.  Through this process, I have learned some things that worked for me, and a few others that didn’t, when trying to lose weight.  More importantly, I gained some additional confidence along the way, proving that I can make significant sacrifices when I set my mind to something.

Where to from here?  I’m still looking to lose more weight – ideally, I should be about 15 pounds lighter than my current weight.  I’ll continue to eat responsibly and stay physical to continue my weight loss, though it certainly won’t come as quickly as it did in February.  I intend to drop a pound a week for the next 10 weeks, which will put me within spitting distance of my final goal just in time for summer.

Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over thirteen years of data management experience. He is the founder and principal of Tyleris Data Solutions.

Tim has spoken at international and local events including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, along with dozens of tech fests, code camps, and SQL Saturday events. He is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2.

You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at @Tim_Mitchell.


Posted by Steve Jones on 5 March 2009


Congrats, and good that you're looking to watch out for other parts of your life. I think a lot of people miss out here. I read recently that one of the best investments you can make for retirement is to get healthy. Prevent as many issues as you can and reduce your financial requirements for health care.

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